#LAYERS. Contemporary Art in the Digital Era

18 April - 26 May 2018
#LAYERS. Contemporary Art in the Digital Era
An exhibition by Link Art Center

#LAYERS presents creations by 15 contemporary Italian artists, who reflect in their work on the influence of the Internet and the digitisation of our society and how this led to the development of new practices, the emergence of global networks, the democratisation of image and media creation, etc.

The title of the exhibition, #LAYERS, refers to the different ways in which digital complexity manifests itself in the works presented: the distinction between code and interface in generative art and glitch art; the creative use of social media; the stratification of different timeframes in the archives of digital memory; the distinction between public and private, material and immaterial, visible and invisible.

#LAYERS was first presented in fall 2016 in the Spazio Contemporania in Brescia, Italy, as part of refresh, an ongoing investigation by curator Fabio Paris and producer Link Art Center of Italian contemporary art that tackles the themes, languages, and forms that have emerged during the digital turn of the last twenty years. In Brussels Link Art Center presents refresh 02, the second edition of a series of group exhibitions showing recent work by Italian artists of different generations.

During the renovation works at the Koolmijnenkaai 30 Quai des Charbonnages, for the opening of a new centre in 2019, iMAL organises its activities at external locations. This exhibition will be presented in the Machines Room of La Raffinerie / Charleroi Danse, from 18 April to 26 May 2018.


Marco Cadioli, Alessandro Capozzo, Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Luca Grillo, IOCOSE, Kamilia Kard, Eva & Franco Mattes, Marco Mendeni, Martina Menegon, Filippo Minelli, Simone Monsi, Alice Palamenghi, Guido Segni, Emilio Vavarella, Carlo Zanni


Wednesday 18 April, 18:30 - 22:00

19 April - 26 May, Wed-Sat, 13:00-18:00
+ Art Brussels weekend, on 21 & 22 April

Art Brussels debate "Ways beyond the post-Internet"
Friday 20 April, 16:30 - 18:00, at Art Brussels
With Yves Bernard, Peter Beyls, Josephine Bosma, Constant Dullaart, Valérie Hasson-Benillouche, Hampus Lindwall, Fabio Paris, Domenico Quaranta, Carlo Zanni.

Media Gallery
  • IOCOSO - "Drone Memorial" (2016)
    IOCOSO - "Drone Memorial" (2016) — Enlarge
  • Eva & Franco Mattes â âImage Search Resultâ (2014)
    Eva & Franco Mattes – “Image Search Result” (2014) — Enlarge
  • Simone Monsi â âCapitolo finaleâ (2016)
    Simone Monsi – “Capitolo finale” (2016) — Enlarge
  • Marco Cadioli - "PROTO" (2015)
    Marco Cadioli - "PROTO" (2015) — Enlarge

Curator: Fabio Paris

Production: Link Art Center

Organisation: iMAL

Partners: Charleroi Danse and Art Brussels

With the support of the Vlaamse Overheid, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.